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Government Departments: Land Registry

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps she has taken to encourage Departments experiencing temporary increases in workload to consider outsourcing relevant tasks to Land Registry offices. (301738)

Steps to deal with temporary increases in work load are a matter for individual Departments.

Land Registry has worked with other Government Departments on a number of projects this year, for instance the Department for Work and Pensions where 170 staff have obtained level transfers. Additionally, the Land Registry has entered into a five-year shared service agreement with Ordnance Survey.